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ERIC Number: ED348811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Status of States' Progress in Implementing Part H of IDEA: Report #4.
Harbin, Gloria L.; And Others
This final progress report examines implementation of Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) by the various states. Part H coordinators in the 50 states and the District of Columbia and chairpersons of the State Interagency Coordinating Councils were asked to complete the five point Likert "State Progress Scale" for the three stages of policy development, policy approval, and policy application. In the policy development area, accumulated ratings of the 42 responding states indicated that the states had largely finished their development work on the 14 key components of the law with the area of finance reported as the most difficult to complete. The area of personnel standards showed good progress except for day care. In the areas of policy approval and policy application, progress is continuing with finance policies again lagging behind followed by overall administration policies suggesting that these are the most troublesome policy problems to overcome. It is also noted that 10 states have applied for an extended planning period. Extensive charts, graphs, and tables provide supporting detail to the report's narrative. (Contains 10 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Carolina Policy Studies Program.
Identifiers: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H
Note: For Reports #'s 1-3, see ED 319 169, ED 328 030, and ED 337 988.